Shy and quiet in the early 70s, the coastal village of Jounieh is located 15 km north of Beirut and has become one of the most luxurious and developed destinations in Lebanon. Jounieh means, Bay which is exactly what it is, a beautifully shaped semi circle. The town has several hotels, nightclubs and restaurants and contains a number of fine old houses and beautiful gardens terraced on the steep wooden slope of the mountain.